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What to Do About an Air Conditioner Leaking Water—Tips from Your AC Repair Experts

Summer is not the time you want to worry about AC repair. You have better things to do—like taking a vacation or relaxing by the pool. When you’re fantasizing about the pool this summer, it’s probably not a pool of water by your air conditioner. What’s causing it and how can you fix it? All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc can help.

Turn Off Your System

The first thing you should do if you catch water puddling near your indoor unit is to turn off your system because water could harm its electronic components. Water pooling around your indoor unit is a sign that something is either leaking or not draining and it’s maybe time for an AC repair. Don’t freak. Just call us. It could be a simple fix. The following are some of normal sources of a dripping air conditioner that are easy to restore.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Part of your air conditioner’s duty is to extract vapor from the air in your house. This moisture has to be emptied away from inside your unit through a condensate drain. One of the regular causes of a leaking air conditioner is when this drain becomes back up. When this transpires, the water will fill up into your home.

Change Your Filters

The most painless thing you can do to keep your system functioning as it should is change the air filter. If your air filter is grimy, it keeps air from moving over the evaporator coil. This can cause the evaporator coil to become layered in debris and dirt. When this happens, your coil could ice up—which is a sign of worry.

If your evaporator coil ices over, you’ll have to defrost it by flipping your system off and switching your blower from “auto” to “on.” Hopefully, the ice will melt slow enough that your drain can maintain it.

Whenever you notice water or ice around your AC unit, your first course of action is to turn it off and call us to come take a look. It’s likely a minor problem, but we’ll take care of it and give you peace of mind. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 if you notice any problems that might require AC repair, or if you’re ready to schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance. You can also easily schedule an appointment online.